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Painful legs!

Just started week 2 but shins, knees and foot arch killing me! No previous history of this, how can I stop it giving me an excuse to not run?!

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Could it be you need trainers for running😊


Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading and includes advice on, pacing, minimising impact, hydration, stretching after every run and knee strengthening exercises, all of which will help.

Enjoy your journey.


I'd recommend a trip to a specialist running shop for gait analysis. They will video you as you run on a treadmill and then suggest the correct type of running shoe (neutral or supportive) to suit you. It is well worth investing in to help you to run pain free.


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